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Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises

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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
+64 27 555 5152
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Fantastic

My wife and I were very impressed with this cruise. Ken provides excellent commentary and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
garyrU7172XN
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Melbourne, Australia
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An amazing trip!

Ken first of all was a great guide, who knew lots about the area and had a very kind and easy going... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jamienicole14
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Boat tour cruise of Cathedral Cove, Cooks Beach, Hahei, marine reserve, caves and beaches. includes swimming and snorkelling if conditions suit
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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14 Esplanade | Whitianga wharf, The Esplanade, Whitianga 3510, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were very impressed with this cruise. Ken provides excellent commentary and manoeuvres the comfortable craft close to all of the coastal features. The highlights were driving into the Orua Cave, Cathedral Cove and attracting fish to the boat. We were wrapped...More

Thank garyrU7172XN
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ken first of all was a great guide, who knew lots about the area and had a very kind and easy going personality. He takes to some really cool places such as deep caves and shows you some awesome swim spots! I really enjoyed it...More

Thank jamienicole14
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ken was an amazing tour guide, I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would highly highly recommend it to anyone wanting a in depth,intimate tour of cathedral cove. 5 stars without a doubt.

Thank jordansW9497ZK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a superb trip with Ken on his Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruise. Everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed it, Ken pointed out places of interest and his informed commentary was excellent. Every one in our group thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thanks Ken

Thank nevholgate
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Visionaries I had a fab time with you also I always love the group trips this one was especially lucky to spot some dolphins that day.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice trip to see the local attractions. Best time of the year as it was not too busy, and we had pretty good weather. Our guide Ken was very friendly and knew his stuff. Even rewarded with an encounter with a friendly humpback whale.

Thank stephenmclernon
Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review but only 4 star?. Seeing a whale Virtually happens here not sure what else i can do to earn that extra star

Reviewed 12 September 2017

We did a scenic tour with Ken recently and it was fantastic! There were only two of us and Ken willingly took us out, a lot of other charters won't do that. We had a beautiful tour around all the sights of cathedral cove and...More

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Ken H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. A great tiime to tour it's warmer but not hot and the good days are fantastic you were also lucky to get a private tour that day. Ken

Reviewed 27 August 2017

My friend and I had a brilliant time on this trip, it was a great way of exploring the area in a short amount of time. Ken was fantastic and went out of his way to make sure the passengers on board had a great...More

1  Thank smarshall86
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. I am glad you pics came out well and hope our secret fish viewing system worked well for you too. Ken

Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I was only in the area for one day and night and as we checked into the hotel we had booked and got chatting to the lady I expressed interest in cathedral coves so she recommended a boat trip and give us a leaflet and...More

Thank C4tcy1984
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. yes its always a bit of a dilemma leaving early you never know who might turn up. I am glad Pam gave me a call as I really enjoyed your company on the boat and we all had a great time....More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Such a great day out at Mercury Bay.... Ken completely looked after us and ensured we got the absolute most out of our time on the water! A total must do for anyone heading to Whitianga!!

Thank Jo C
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thanks for the review. We have had a pretty good ruin of weather lately so winter cruising has been pretty good. Ken

Reviewed 18 August 2017

My husband and I were blown away by this cruise. Ken is such a wonderful guide and he obviously cares about his guests getting the best experience from Mercury Bay. His boat is the perfect size to fit a small group (much more personal than...More

Thank shannahkhoffman
Lesley H, Owner at Cathedral Cove Scenic Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for the great review I hope you had a great tour in NZ. I hope you managed to get some pics of the Orca too, as you say very lucky to catch a day when these wonderful mammals are here Ken

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